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Covid-19 outbreak increases constantly, says health official

The Covid-19 outbreak is yet to see a declining trend with vendors, civil servants and students sharing an increasing ratio, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health Dr. Sisawat Sudthanilaxay told a press conference yesterday.

Laos has confirmed 530 new Covid-19 cases nationwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 38,281 including 6,777 active cases and 59 deaths, the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control told a press conference today.

Of the new confirmed cases, 528 were classified as domestic infections and two as imported cases-all were reported in Champassak.

The domestic infections were recorded in Vientiane 306, Bokeo 82, Luang Prabang 44, Khammuan 30, Xaysomboun 21, Champassak 13, Borikhamxay 11, Vientiane (province) 10, Savannakhet six, Oudomxay and Xekong two each, and Phongsaly one.

As of Wednesday, the number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 has reached 6.06 million including 3.68 million given first doses and 2.79 million given second doses, shows the data of the Centre of Information and Education for Health, Ministry of Health.

Source: Lao News Agency